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Team Lotus Barcelona test report 2011-03-09

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T04 Barcelona - Day 2

Jarno Trulli, Team Lotus
Jarno Trulli, Team Lotus

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Driver: Jarno Trulli

Chassis: T128-01

Total laps: 98

Fastest lap: 1.26.090(lap 79)

0900 - 0903: Run 1, Installation, 2 laps (constant speed aero test lap 2)
0903 - 0948: System checks / Changes: brake blanking & balance / front wing/ride height
0948 - 0954: Run 2, 3 laps
0954 - 1005: PAS adjustment
1005 - 1020: Run 3, 8 laps
1020 - 1043: Front wing / ride height adjustments
1043 - 1055: Run 4, 7 laps
1055 - 1153: Power steering change
1153 - 1203: Run 5, 6 laps
1203 - 1213: Setup change
1213 - 1228: Run 6, 8 laps - pitstop practice
1228 - 1236: Setup change for pitstop practice
1236 - 1241: Run 7, 2 laps - pitstop practice
1241 - 1435: Lunch - baseline setup change
1435 - 1501: Run 8, 17 laps - tyre degradation test
1501 - 1520: Camber change
1520 - 1545: Run 9, 16 laps
1545 - 1600: Camber change
1600 - 1607: Run 10, 4 laps
1607 - 1610: Fuel change
1610 - 1617: Run 11, 4 laps
1617 - 1624: Fuel change
1624 - 1643: Run 12, 12 laps
1643 - 1648: Front wing change
1648 - 1658: Run 13, 6 laps

End of session

JARNO TRULLI: "We're pretty happy with how the day went - completing 98 laps gave us a chance to work through a number of setup options and we collected a lot of useful data on the tyre degradation. They're behaving pretty much how we expected them to and the changes we made to the car gave us the results we wanted so we'll look through all the information we've gathered and see if we can take another step forward tomorrow."

MIKE GASCOYNE, CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER: "Today was a very good day for us, much more productive than a couple of the days we have had in testing so far. It is good to complete 98 laps with no real problems on the car. We concentrated on long runs, looking at tyre degradation and setup options, and the pitcrew worked through a number of pitstop practices in advance of the first race so we ran through the entire plan and everyone is happy with the work that has been done today."

-source: team lotus

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